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stephen colbert will be considered an expert on agriculture. why he testifies before congress. >> fresh off his experience in t gulf. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. >> and next, capitals fans will get their chance to go behind >>> the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter classic at heinz field. hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong epides. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for those of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. hard to believe opening night for washington is just two weeks away. >>> unbelievable. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today. he is set to testify on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he focused on the united farm workers take our job. he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> and what happens in michelle rhee leaves her job for d.c. schools. >>> and virginia carries out the rare execution of a woman. >>> and news for metro Ñq four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired a
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
>>> comedy central host stephen colbert testified on capitol hill today he spoke beforean immigration subcommittee about illegal immigrant farm workers. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuen in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> republicans said colbert mocked their process and privately some democrats worried the spectacle would withstand some concerns about voter distrust in washington. >>> the federal drug administration wants to curb drugs by take-back day. they want people to be encouraged to return drugs at locations worldwi with no questions asked by tomorrow. to find locations you can go to our web site and search "dea." >>> there was a special delivery in a hospital by iowa that took a lot of people by surprise. amanda berger was not feeling well on wednesday morning. she decided to go to the hospital. doctors took her in
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
to see what routes are affected. >>> a neighborhood dispute about a speed bump. stephen karp was found tied up and shot to death in his he i springfield. hisneighborhood, david patten has been arrest and charged. court records show that he was arrested for asslting carr back in june, he was upset with him to have a speed bump put in front of his house. >> neighbors can't get along sometimes. a silly thing like a speed hump can cause a agedy like this. doesn't make sense, does it? >> david patent has been charged with murder. held without bond. >> president obama, why he was address the nation's school children for the second year in a row. >> how they plan to help the victims of the deadly fire. and hurricane igor now a major storm. stay with us, we will be right back. >>> check out this video, this is another view of the natural gas explosion. they have been ecking all their lines, after an explosion destroyed 40 homes. the line was inspected twice in the last year. the utility company set aside money to help the residents recover. > president obama speech will be broadcast to schools
and describes it as an event for people who find shouting is annoying. stephen colbert will host a counter rally to keep fear alive. to counter stewart's dark forces of optimism. he says truth that comes from the gut and not from bks. these planned rallies come on the heels of the big glenn beck rally and that rally he in commemoration of dr. martin luther king's i have a dream speech. now the two rallies annoued this week could well provide some much-needed comic relief for a city and certainly for a nation broiled in tense political back and forthright ow. we did find one local resident who said she probably would attend. >> yeah, i think that could be a relief especially here where thin can get pretty tense and in light of glenn beck. some people would enjoy laugh and another way to look at things. >> reporter: a lot of the brouhaha surroundi the last rally was the date. the beck rally was held the grounds of the lincoln merial on the anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech. well, colbert and stewart say they have chosen october 30th because they are dates of no particular significan
stunt captured the heart of working americans all over was in court today. >> stephen slater used a few choice words before he pulled the string and escaped down the plane's emergency exit chute. today he appeared in court for a brief hearing on criminal mischief charges. attorneys on both sides say a plea deal is in the works. that deal could get him community service instead of jail time. jetblue suspended him after the incident. he has since then been fired. >>> michaele salahi is denying reports that she is going to bare it all for "playboy." tmz said the 44-year-old was supposed to pose for the magazine. a spokesperson for the salahis said that is a rumor. she is auctioning the red and gold sari style she wore to president obama's state dinner. >>> taking advantage of the unemployed. with so many people desperate for work, new scams are around. for those who do their job search online are at risk. >> what if you could pay a fee and drive as fast as you want to drive? one politician wants to make that legal. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of o
about two dozen students on the bus from st. stephen school in alexandria. >>> we'll check in with jerry edwards and fi out how traffic is moving. >> authorities are still up there and the investigation on that river road accident does continue. may find a lane or two blocked but progress is being made. should be out of the roadway hopefully in short order. let's head into town. update you on the latest information along 16th street, seeing the building fire. this morning during thooigt of all the activity, the 16th corridor was completely closed arou columbia road up towards irving street northwest. traffic is able to get by here in the midday both directs but under police direction. georgia avenue, 14th street a viable alternative. let's see how we're doing elsewhere. capital beltway looking pretty good. here's the inner loop. a little bit below the speed limit. leaving springfield up to 6 we spotted crews working around the area on some of the interstates on the beltway, parts of 270 working to clear the storm drains in preparation fo all that rain. keep an eye out for that. . >>> cla
know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may be what led to detaining two men who had rathe
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